Friday, June 18, 2021

Opposition sponsoring thugs to undermine my administration, Fintiri cries out

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Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has alleged that opposition forces are sponsoring critics and thugs to undermine his administration in the state.

Mr Fintiri made the allegation at the weekend while inspecting projects in Yola, the state capital.

He said: “They should not be sponsoring thugs to destroy our Commonwealth, they should come and see what we are using public funds for.

The governor, who said unconstructive criticisms serve no public good, stressed he is using funds for capital projects, which he said should be appreciated.

Ongoing projects which the governor inspected during the weekend include Dougire Lane, Government House back gate road, Doctors Quarters, Zumo Street and Link, Lagos Street Off Army Barracks road, Falu Road and links, among others, all within the metropolitan Yola North and Yola South local government areas.

Mr Fintiri, who said his intention is to build a state that can compete with other developed states, vowed that no amount of pressure will deter him from executing people-oriented projects.

“I expect the opposition forces to come and see how government’s funds are judiciously utilized for the common good of the citizenry,” he reiterated, declaring that despite the activities of hoodlums who last Sunday and Monday vandalised government and private warehouses and stores, his administration would not be distracted from its projects.

He expressed satisfaction with projects being carried out under the Urban Renewal Programme, assuring that he would continue to strive to meet with the yearnings of Adamawa people.

Out of the eight road projects that Mr Fintiri reached during the inspection of Saturday, those of Dogirei Lane and Lekki Tabba streets, both in Jimeta, Yola North LGA, had been completed.

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